Yes Razzers, I’m back one more time to give a final rundown on the eve of the baseball season. There has been a flurry of last-minute moves and announcements this week and these all need to be accounted for. “Last bus stop” is not only because spring training is coming to a close but also because it’s the last school bus stop before prospects get sent down or announced that they will make the Opening Day roster. Let the kids play! Let’s go over a couple of major bits of news…
But first… I updated the board as a whole to reflect Yahoo/goofy league position qualifications since I had several comments about it last week. Franmil Reyes, Jared Walsh, Brandon Lowe, etc… All now appear on this list and have likely pushed a few off that were towards the bottom. Since the total outfielders have changed, I had to update the values for everyone, so don’t be alarmed! So now, we have them all. Enjoy!
Julio Rodriguez – He was announced as making the opening day roster for the Mariners. I have moved him up significantly, because why bring him on the roster if he’s not going to play? Rhetorical! Julio could offer you 25/15 (maybe only 10 depending on willingness to run) and a solid average. Definitely one of those can’t miss prospects. Likewise, this lowers Kyle Lewis down and off the primary list for now as he’s still gearing up and there are just too many mouths to feed in Seattle, enough that someone could lose sleep over it.
Jo Adell – I said this a couple days ago, Adell has been lighting the world on fire this spring, and the Angels decided now was the time. So long Justin Upton, hello Jo Adell and Brandon Marsh playing time. Both have been moved up, Adell the most at this time as I think Marsh will likely share more time with Taylor Ward. Adell though is primed for a huge breakout now, and I’m here for it. I took him last night around 170 overall in the Perts RCL draft as my OF3. Yes, that’s right (I know he’s a OF4 on the list but that’s the “risk”, in daily leagues you can afford to “get your guys”). Perry has already indicated that the departure of Upton clears the way for a lot of PT for Adell. LFG!
Josh Lowe – With the trade of Austin Meadows to Detroit, Josh Lowe now makes the roster and will see some playing time. How much? who knows. As of right now, I’m giving a slight uptick for Randy Arozarena and Manuel Margot due to PT, just depends on how much Cash decides to josh around.
Guys, yes, JUp hit 2 hr in ST then got DFA’d by the #Angels, but it’s not about him… it’s about Adell hitting 3 hr 3 sb and about having Marsh’s glove and LHB in the lineup more often.
It was right move last year to let Walsh takeover at 1B, and same now.
“Let the kids play”
— Ohtani Stan Account (@CoolwhipRB) April 3, 2022
CWT/CW$ – What the hell is that?
CWT is a breakdown of my tiering system for outfielders: is this guy an OF1, OF2 or etc? Anyone not listed is likely a OF5. CW$ is the dollar value to show the relative value of an outfielder to another (now with cents for sense). This again, is loose, I wouldn’t get too hung up on making sense of the cents as it’s meant to guide the tiers. The more important takeaway is the tiers. Do you want a deeper explanation? Go back and check out last week’s post here.
|2||Ronald Acuna Jr.||ATL||OF||1||8.58|
|20||Kris Bryant||COL||1B/3B/ OF||2||4.22|
|29||Lourdes Gurriel Jr.||TOR||1B/OF||2||3.57|
|38||Fernando Tatis Jr.||SD||SS/OF||3||2.84|
|60||Chris Taylor||LAD||2B/SS/ 3B/OF||4||1.52|
|83||Gavin Lux||LAD||2B/SS/ OF||5||0.26|
|87||Patrick Wisdom||CHC||1B/3B/ OF||5||0.05|
|97||Luis Arraez||MIN||2B/3B/ OF||5||-0.46|
Once again, the individual ranks (and to a degree the dollars) don’t really matter, what’s important are the tiers :) Any outfielder not listed, consider them tier 5.
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